Title: Research InternHours: 15 hours/week; Monday
ThursdayDuration: September - December 2011Supervisor: Frank Locantore, Better Paper Project DirectorDivision: Programs TeamLocation: Denver, COGreen America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just andsustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change. Ourunique approach involves working with consumers, investors and businesses.Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentallysound economy.
Green America’s Better Paper Project (BPP) also uses economic strategies to
encourage the magazine industry to become more sustainable. We encouragemagazines to have paper policies that protect forests, climate and communities.To shift the magazine industry towards sustainable practices, several largemagazines need to demonstrate real leadership and pave the way for othermagazines to follow.Reforming the magazine industry takes a great deal of strategic planning,organizing, and persistence. Working with the Better Paper Project increases
staff’s and intern’s ability in those ar
eas while also increasing their knowledgeabout issues such as publishing, forests, online communication, paper andcoalition building.Responsibilities:
The Better Paper Project Intern’s responsibilities include:
1. Researching the magazine industry, the pulp/paper industry and theenvironmental impacts of publishing.2. Writing white papers about environmental publishing and related topics.3. Creating articles about environmental publishing and related topics.4.
Contributing to the Better Paper Project’s online newsletter by writing blogs
and identifying newsletter content.Training:1. Training on green marketing, the magazine industry, the paper/pulp industry,forestry and other relevant subject areas.2. Participation in webinars related to research topics.3. Involvement, as required, in regular conference calls with colleagues from theEnvironmental Paper Network and the Green America Programs Team.4. Regular check-ins with the Better Paper Project Director